The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where new ideas for creative tools are developed. The Research Unit is an initiative of four European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. This cross-disciplinary project involves artists, designers and programmers and is developed in dialogue with the Libre Graphics community.

The Libre Graphics Research Unit works around four interconnected threads:

Around each thread we organise Research meetings and commissions. We host workshops, a physical workstation and a conference. The LGRU Reader brings all four threads together. - research thread: Uncategorized

Books with an attitude

The Libre Graphics Research Unit presents Books with an attitude, an exhibition of printed books made with Libre digital tools. This exhibition includes Libre bookdesign and typography from all over Europe, demonstrating how content, aesthetics and Libre tools can play together.

The exhibition will be opened by Manuel Schmalstieg of Greyscale Press (Geneva) Exhibition design and curation: Manufactura Independente (Porto)

Maus Habitos Rua Passos Manuel 178, 4º 4000-382 Porto 22 -> 31 May 2013 - research thread: Research meetings

The Libre Graphics Research Unit in Porto

From 22 to 25 May the Libre Graphics Research Unit gathers in Porto and this meeting concludes the two year project. Hosted by associate partner Manufactura Independente in Maus Habitos we will present and discuss all work that was developed in the context of the Research Unit: The Piksels and Lines Orchestra, Superglue, Graphical Shell prototype, the Future Tools event, Grafica Libre estacion de trabajo, Tools for a Read-Write World, Considering your tools: a reader for designers and developers, and  Continue Reading » - research thread: Abstracting Craft, Co-position, Networked Graphics, Piksels and Lines


At the core of the LGRU-project is a series of research commissions that allowed artists and software developers to work together on projects that creatively re-think the way practice and tools interact. The results of this work are currently under review, but you can already enjoy some of the results here.


TransPiksel MX exhibition opening

Video from the opening of the TransPiksel MX exhibition at the FAD-XOCH-Galería Luis Nishizawa, Mexico City. EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA Solar kinetic sculpturesRead the Rest…


Facebook is not internet

In my last visit to Mexico I realized wifi connection was all over the city (a city of 22 millionsRead the Rest…


Solar kinetic sculptures workshop. Call for participants!!

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!!! Piksel in collaboration with the S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB presents a Do-It-Yourself lab for artisticRead the Rest…


Explore plastic pollutants in the marine environment using DIY science. Open call for participants!!

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!!! Piksel in collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen presents a Do-It-Yourself biolab for artisticRead the Rest…


TRANSPIKSEL, a touring festival in Central and South America.

Piksel is proud to present TRANSPIKSEL, a touring festival in Central and South America. Four days of workshops, exhibitions, audiovisual concertsRead the Rest…


Piksel16 Call for projects

Piksel16 November 24-27 2016 Bergen, Norway Deadline – june 30. 2016 !!!!!!!!!! – – Piksel is an international event forRead the Rest…


Neural Magazine reviews Piksel15 Get A-Life!

Nice review of ‘Piksel15 Get A-life! Festival’ in this great Italian magazine, Neural. Neural is a printed magazine established inRead the Rest…


Full program PIKSEL15 Get A-Life! now online!

PIKSEL15 Get A-life! Festival for elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi From 19th to 22nd of November Bergen Norway Østre, S12,Read the Rest…


Piksel KidZ OPEN call for participants!!

PIKSEL KIDS Lab 🙂 CITY-SUNS!, CITY-WATER!, CITY-GO! a new media art lab for kids! ****To register email to tiril(at) ****Read the Rest…


Volunteers for PIKSEL15!

VOLUNTEERS! Join our team and become a volunteer at this year’s festival 19 – 22 November Do you want toRead the Rest…


DIGITAL_IA 15: Competition for artists

COMPETITION FOR ARTISTS IN THE FRAME OF THE DIGITAL_IA 15 FESTIVAL. The total amount of prizes is 1200 EURO! ApplicationRead the Rest…


North Creative Network and Pikslaverk

From 21th of June to June 24th the Pikselaverk festival in Iceland hold the NORTH – Creative Network project. PikselRead the Rest…

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